We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Helen Congiusta, Dr Maddie Guy, Dr Stanley Chau, and Dr Kimberley Landis on the remarkable achievement of officially graduating with their Doctorates in Veterinary Medicine! Their dedication, perseverance, and passion for animal care have culminated in this significant milestone, marking the beginning of promising careers in the field of Veterinary Medicine.

The journey to become a Veterinarian is no small feat, completing a Veterinary Degree requires years of intensive study and practical training. In South Australia, Veterinary Students must first complete a three year degree to obtain their Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience in order to then move on to complete their three year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. These degrees encompass a blend of theoretical learning, hands-on clinical experience, and research projects. From anatomy and physiology to pharmacology and surgery, aspiring veterinarians undergo rigorous training and placement to develop a deep understanding of animal biology, behaviour, and healthcare.

The journey to becoming a Veterinarian is not only academically challenging but also emotionally and physically demanding. It requires countless hours of study, clinical rotations, and practical examinations, often accompanied by late nights and early mornings.

Being a Veterinarian is a lifelong commitment to learning, our wonderful new graduates are now moving through the AdelaideVet New Graduate Internship and beyond this there are annual study requirements to maintain your licence.

We would like to wish Dr Helen, Dr Maddie, Dr Stanley, and Dr Kim every success for embarking on their exciting new chapters. Their passion for animal welfare and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly enrich the veterinary profession and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

A Career as a Veterinarian – AdelaideVet